Vote For Citi Field

Budget Travel magazine is accepting nominations for “15 Places Kids Should See Before 15.” I nominated Citi Field for obvious reasons: baseball is America’s Pastime, and where else can a kid meet Mr. Met?

Please go to the Budget Travel website and vote a “thumbs up” for Citi Field.

Regardless of how disappointed you are with the way the Mets are looking lately, or how you feel about the financial and legal situations, we are all Mets fans, we are all baseball fans, Citi Field is in fact a nice place to watch a ballgame, and wouldn’t we rather have a kid watch baseball in Flushing rather than, say, the Bronx or Philadelphia? Lord knows we don’t need any more Yankees fans or Phillies fans on this planet.

Go here to vote for Citi Field. Scroll down, find Citi field, click on the “thumbs up” button, and add in any comments if you wish.


Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. John February 21, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Completely diagree. Citi Field is not a good place to watch a game, regardless of the product the Mets put on the field. When I’m sitting in left field, I want to be able to see the plays in left field. May criticized Shea for it’s obvious faults, but unless you were sitting behind a flag pole or the upper levels of the Loge, you were able to see what was going on.
    • Glenn February 21, 2012 at 11:33 am
      I have been to a lot of ballparks in America. ALL of them have obstructed views somewhere. In fact, it is nearly impossible not to have an obstructed view unless you are actually standing on the field or directly behind home plate. Dodger Stadium has them, Fenway has plenty, Yankees Stadium has them, Petco has them, AT & T has them, Angels has them. I know you geniuses will argue otherwise but this is a fact, not an opinion. A fact. CitiField is great place to see a game, better than Petco which is pretty good, AT & T which is really good, better than Angels stadium which is nice and better than Dodger Stadium which is long on history and short on comforts. Yankee Stadium is more casino than ballpark. You don’t like the view in LF, sit somewhere else or stay home and watch TV.
      • John February 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm
        I wasn’t comparing Citi Field to the other ballparks, I was comparing it to Shea Stadium. Also, the problem I experienced in LF is the same in RF. They built a ballpark with less seats and higher prices than Shea Stadium. The least they can do it get it right.

        As for sitting elsewhere or staying home, you completely missed the point. The point was that they have hampered on the experience of enjoying a game, which is the major thing the Mets were supposed to get right.

        Also, I know I’m not alone in this. I can refer you to Mets Police who made it his crusade to point out all the obstructed views throughout the ballpark.

  2. Izzy February 21, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Citi is nice, but I’ve been to many new parks and its no better than the others. PNC park is the nicest new park I’ve been in, and far cheaper than city field. Nationals Park is very similar to city field. AT&T is wonderful place as well, as is Orioles Park at CY. I’d take all three over the City field. I’d also take a kid to Wrigley or Fenway before City so they could see the old parks. But if you want to bond with a kid at a ball park take them to a minor league game. The new parks are just as nice as the big league parks and the kids don’t have to see their old man saying No to buying something because the prices are reasonable. So I won’t vote for your choice and it has nothing to do with quality of play.
  3. wohjr February 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    Does voting for citi in any way, even indirectly, help the wilpons? I’m assuming yes, and therefore refuse!